Chevy Astro Accessories & Parts

About Chevy Astro

Born in 1985, the rear-wheel drive mid-sized van the Chevrolet Astro lived on through the 2005 model year without a fundamental redesign. The Astro model name had already been used at the 1967 New York Auto Show for the unrelated Chevrolet Astro I Concept car, which had never been intended as a production vehicle. Manufactured at the Baltimore Assembly plant in Maryland, USA, the mid-1980s Chevy Astro was a response to the Japanese Toyota Van and the widely popular Plymouth Voyager and Dodge Caravan twins. The vehicle was a bit tougher and taller than its competitors. The Chevy Astro came available in several versions, such as Commercial and Passenger Van, and the so-called Astro EXT, an extended-length van introduced in 1989. The Astro also had a twin, the GMC Safari. Not just the siblings were on the market together, but were even sold at the same dealerships.

The Chevy Astro shared many mechanical parts with the GMC utility vehicles and midsize S/T pickups. Also, some of the powertrain components were common to other GM light trucks. In comparison with front-wheel drive minivans, the rear-wheel drive Chevy Astro was a true hard worker with great hauling and towing capabilities. Thus, the vehicle's towing capacity was around 6,000 pounds. A 4.3-liter six-cylinder engine was standard on all Astro models, except some of the earliest cargo versions that had a V4 engine. Depending on the year and model of the vehicle, engine options ranged from 150 to 200 horsepower. It stayed steady at 190 hp and 250 ft-lb of torque from 1997 till the end of the production run. The early Chevy Astro could carry only five occupants in two rows of seats. In 1990, Chevrolet presented an extended version of the Chevy Astro, which was 10 inch longer and had a third-row bench that increased vehicle's capacity to eight passengers.

The Chevy Astro has changed relatively little over its history, though there were some notable changes. A number of important parts and accessories were added during the 10-year production period. Starting in 1990, a 4-wheel drive system became a standard option. Four-wheel antilock brakes were made standard as well. In 1992, Chevrolet introduced a new optional feature, the so-called "Dutch Doors": a flip-up window on the top was added to the two standard half barn doors on the bottom. The next year, an electronically-controlled four-speed automatic transmission and a driver-side front airbag became available. The Astro's exterior has changed a bit too - three new paint colors were used (Medium Quasar Blue Metallic, Light Quasar Blue Metallic, and Indigo Blue Metallic). In 1994, the vehicle was equipped with CFC-free air-conditioning system. Dual front airbags and redesigned dash were fitted to all vans two years later. Since 2003, the Chevy Astro became available with six-lug, 16-inch wheels. The chassis was also upgraded with larger brakes and new suspension components. Those were the last improvements made to the vehicle. The production of the Chevy Astro stopped on May 13, 2005.

The Chevy Astro has taken a firm grip on its place in the company's history. Always reliable and offering tons of fun, the Astro can be credited with being one of the very first minivans to crossover into the mainstream automotive culture. It didn't take very long for the public to catch on, as the Astro became a favorite of families and young adults alike. The spotlight still shines on this machine every now and again, and at CARiD, we've got what you need to keep your Astro going full steam ahead.

Our selection of Chevy Astro Accessories and Parts is predicated upon one concept - elite quality. In order to make it happen, we handpick the very best manufacturers out there who know your model best. All of our Chevy Astro accessories and parts are guaranteed to provide a smooth OEM fit and unerring durability. So take over your minivan's sense of style and put your stamp on it! At CARiD.com, we make it easy to discover the Chevy Astro accessories that do the job right.

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Whatever you expect from your Chevy Astro, a bold look, mind-boggling performance, greater ride comfort, or safer driving, CARiD goes the extra mile to meet all your needs. Our extensive range of premium accessories and parts covers all the bases, whether you want your vehicle to be more powerful, smarter, fun to drive, or just need to restore it to original condition. We know how to throw a classy appeal into your Chevy Astro and keep it providing the best performance, so trust us and get the greatest bang for the buck!


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1985 Chevy Astro | Posted by Jodel | (Temecula, CA)

The tail lights are looking great on my Astro van. It definitely made a difference. Very easy to install anybody can do it. Thank you CARiD. The item came and delivered on time, the package was packed very well I was impressed!

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